Re: Z-Order In Image Maps

Simone Demmel (
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 11:16:39 +0200 (MET DST)

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From: (Simone Demmel)
Subject: Re: Z-Order In Image Maps
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 11:16:39 +0200 (MET DST)
In-Reply-To: <> from Imagination's End at "Oct 23, 96 04:14:21 pm"


Imagination's End wrote:
> <IMG SRC="testimgp.jpg" WIDTH=590 HEIGHT=387 USEMAP="#MAP">
> <area shape=rect coords="100,100,400,400" alt="Area 1" href="area1.html">
>  <area shape=rect coords="200,200,300,300" alt="Area2" href="area2.html">
>  </MAP>
> STandard behaviour is to have Area #1 obscruing Area #2, but is that 
> supposed to be what happens?  It doesn't it seem intuitive that as 
> areas are created they are put further behind in the Z-Order.

It seems to be that the browser interpretes the first matching field, he
can find. That means:

will never see the area in 1200,120,190,190.

in this case the area 120,120,190,190 will be interpreted correctly.

This beahvior is only a TEST!!! Netscape is doing it like this, and I
have also seen this beahvior on Server-Sided immagemaps.

(I think it is easier to implement like this)

Wenn ich schon klicken muss, dann will ich auch ein Bildchen haben ...
(Gert zum fehlen der Bildchen im Directory-Listing vom FTP-WEB-Server)
                               *** 	  Simone Demmel		Muenchen (Germany)
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